Bintan Triathlon 7-9 June 2019 - Course & distance
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Sunset Swim Classic**1000m sea swim**7 June (Friday) 16:30 Open Water Swim
Olympic Distance1.5km Swim, 40km Bike, 10km Run8 June (Saturday) 13:40 Triathlon
Sprint Distance750m Swim, 20km Bike, 5km Run8 June (Saturday) 09:00 Triathlon
Island Ride55km9 June (Sunday) 08:30 Cycle
Youth Distance300m Swim, 10km Bike, 3km Run9 June (Sunday) 09:00 Triathlon
Kids Distance150m Swim, 5km Bike, 1.5km Run9 June (Sunday) 09:15 Triathlon
Fun Duo Challenge**1.5km Run, 150m Swim, dash to the finish line**9 June (Sunday) 10:30 Run + Swim + Fun


**You may sign up for this event as a stand alone OR as an additional race to the main triathlon races



Swim conditions

It’s the most talked about swim course in Asia, and you’ll soon see why! Held in the clear blue waters of the South China Sea, you’ll set off from the picturesque beach of Bintan Lagoon Resort. It’s a beautiful enclosed bay with little current, great visibility and minimal swell. You may even see Nemo! Water temperature is a balmy 29 C.

Four wave starts for Olympic Distance event!

To give you a little more space and comfort, the field will start in four waves according to ability and fun factor!

Wave 1: Elite Wave (Male and Female) – invitation only
This is for those who want a high octane competitive race at the pointy end of the field.

Qualification criteria:

Men: Bintan Triathlon (2017 or 2018) Olympic Distance finish time under 2 hrs 30 mins, or MetaSprint Series Triathlon (2018 or 2019) finish time under 1 hrs 12 mins.

Women: Bintan Triathlon (2017 or 2018) Olympic Distance finish time under 3 hrs, or MetaSprint Series Triathlon (2018 or 2019) finish time under 1 hrs 26 mins.

Wave 2: Men’s Competitive Wave

If you’re a solid athlete with some experience this wave is for you! Our recommendation is that athletes who aim for a time between 2 hrs 30 mins and 3 hours start in this wave.

Wave 3: Women & Teams

All age group women and teams will start together in a separate wave from the men.

Wave 4: Men’s Friendly Wave

Happy to take your time, swim freely and enjoy the experience? This wave has your name on it!


The bike course offers wide, smooth roads, taking in the lush greenery.  You’ll enjoy the stunning views of Lagoi Reservoir, and the vista’s of Ria Bintan’s manicured lawns.  But don’t let anyone tell you it’s flat! Be prepared for numerous rolling hills on both the Sprint and Olympic Distance courses. 700ml bottles with water will be handed out at the halfway point of the Olympic Distance Triathlon.

Check out bike course profile: Olympic Distance | Sprint Distance

Download GPX file: Olympic Distance | Sprint Distance


The Run course takes you through the lush greenery, world-renowned Jack Nicklaus designed Golf course and scenic beaches of Bintan Lagoon Resort to a palm-tree-lined finishing chute.  The run course is undulating and generally well shaded.  You’ll pass beach villa and hotel pools filled with cheering fans. Drink stations (water, isotonic drink and cold sponges) are available at least every two kilometers.

Get ready for more music and spectator engagement on with additional fan zones to keep the buzz flowing all around the course!

Swim course map coming soon!

  • Olympic: 40km
  • Sprint: 20km

Run course map coming soon!

Youth & Kids (Triathlon course)

Sunday is the domain of the Youth & Kids athletes. The Youth and Kids triathlon takes place within the controlled environment of Bintan Lagoon Resort.

The swim course consists of a straight out and back route in a calm sea; no swell or current. Although athletes can see the sea bottom throughout the swim, it is too deep to stand at the far end of the course.

The bike course takes place on undulating roads. Braking is an essential skill and being able to change gears and advantage. Youth athletes complete 2 laps of the bike course, Kids athletes 1 lap.

The run course is flat and has one drink station halfway. As Youth athletes complete 2 laps of the run course, they will pass by the drink station twice. Kids athletes complete 1 lap.

Youth and Kids course maps coming soon!

Sunset Swim Classic

Sunset Swim Classic

This sunset swim starting from Bintan Lagoon Resort Beach is the perfect warm up to the main events of the weekend. You will enjoy excellent swimming conditions, full race atmosphere with music and a stunning view of the sun setting on the horizon.  It is still a race, though, with timing, finisher medals and trophies.

Hang around and enjoy a drink with your fellow athletes and friends at the beach bar post-race, the perfect end to a day.


Island Ride 55KM

A perfect wrap-up of your Bintan Triathlon weekend escape, this relaxing Sunday ride offers you the opportunity to discover the true Indonesia. This guided ride will take you along stunning coastal roads, through dense lush green forests and into peaceful local villages.

Suitable for beginners and intermediate cyclists who can comfortably ride 55km at a leisurely pace.

Fee: SGD30

What’s provided:
– MetaSport cycling coach
– Support vehicle
– Drinks and refreshments en-route

Time: 08:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Start and Finish: Bintan Lagoon Resort

Fun Duo Challenge

Fun Duo Challenge

The Fun Duo Challenge is a great way to introduce beginners and the younger kids to the sport of triathlon where distances are shorter and the fun element higher. Teams of 2 have to complete a run, a swim, and then finish the race piggyback (or other creative) style. Prizes will be given out to the teams displaying “outstanding” style, strategy, teamwork and finish line moment!

Note: course starts at the finish (arch) and finishes at the start (pen). Just for fun.

Ultimate combination of sports & fun in the tropics. 7 - 9 June 2019

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